The Relationship between Personality Trait and Sport Performance: The Case of National League Football Clubs in Jimma Town, Ethiopia

Beniyam Teshome, Sisay Mengist, Gemechu Beker


The present study is an endeavor to explore the relationship between personality trait and sport performance on Jimm town national league male football players. The population of the study consisted of all Jimma town National league male football players (N=47) and all coaches (N=4) in the 2007 E. C (2014/2015G.C) competition season. The study employed a Cross-sectional design. To the data analysis descriptive co-relational method was employed. Personality was assessed by using the NEO- Five Factor Inventory, and athlete's Sport performance was assessed by coach's rating. Besides, two different questionnaires, on personality trait and Sport performance were used to collect data. Descriptive Statistics were used for assessing the Mean, frequency & SD, a Pearson Product-Moment for correlation analysis and multiple regressions were used to analyze the data obtained. The findings on the personality dimensions and sport performance showed be the multiple regression analysis indicated that from among personality trait only Conscientiousness have positive significant correlation with sport performance (r= .897, P < 0.01). Beside, the result indicated that conscientiousness was the sole predictor of sport performance (b= .566, t= 10.94, p < 0.01).

Keywords: National league players, Personality trait and Sport performance,

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